2017 Compassionate Care Leadership Awards Recognize Susan Keller, Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and Sandy Chen Stokes

Every year, the Compassionate Care Leadership Awards seek individuals and organizations who lead the field in palliative care. The open nomination process gives opportunity for anyone and any organization to be recognized. This year, the committee selected Susan Keller as the individual recipient and Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Pediatric Palliative Care Program as the organization. […]


PCORI Grant Expands e-Patient Program

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been approved for a $48,839 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award to expand patient engagement in all aspects of our Annual Palliative Care Summit (CCCC Summit), including planning, implementation, participation, and the dissemination of information presented and produced at the Summit. We feel strongly about including patient voices in the Summit, […]


Free Webinar on Jan. 30: The Transforming Power Of Music, With Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky

Loss and grief occur for many reasons—whether it’s caring for a seriously ill patient, or losing a loved one, a relationship, one’s health, a pet, or a job. It’s important to remember that each person’s grief is as individual as his or her DNA – and there truly is no timeline for healing from loss. […]


J. Redwing Keyssar on taking palliative care mainstream

Palliative care by the people, for the people: A call for a new grassroots movement By J. Redwing Keyssar, RN, author of Midwife to the Dying, and Director of Palliative Care at the Jewish Family/Children’s Services in San Francisco. Keyssar is speaking at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California 9th Annual Palliative Care Summit on […]


Draft budget proposes significant delay in Medi-Cal palliative care services

JANUARY 11, 2017 (Sacramento, CA)—The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) shared a 2017-18 budget document yesterday showing that Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to delay the implementation of a program that would expand access to palliative care services for Medi-Cal Managed Health Care Plan enrollees. DHCS had previously indicated April 2016 as the […]


Evening session with Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is excited to announce we will be capping off the first day of our Annual Palliative Care Summit with Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter in a special evening session on Monday, March 13, 2017. Dr. Zitter is featured in Extremis, an award-winning documentary streaming on Netflix. The film follows patients, […]


Scholarships available to e-Patients to participate in palliative care summit

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is inviting e-Patients to apply for a scholarship to our 9th Annual Palliative Care Summit in Sacramento, California, on March 13-14, 2017. Scholarship options range from discounted registration, to full financial scholarships (including travel and lodging). The deadline to submit an application is January 23, 2017. Apply for […]


Palliative care summit includes comprehensive pediatric track

For the second year in a row Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition is curating a comprehensive pediatric track at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Annual Palliative Care Summit. 9TH ANNUAL PALLIATIVE CARE SUMMIT MARCH 13-14, 2017 SACRAMENTO, CA Register by Jan. 13, 2017 and save! THE 2017 PEDIATRIC TRACK FEATURES: Break-out sessions […]


California summit is taking palliative care mainstream in 2017

What skill sets are needed to provide quality palliative care? And what policy measures should be in place to make palliative care a regular part of health care? These are just some of the questions Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will address at its 9th Annual Palliative Care Summit in Sacramento, California, on March 13-14, […]


Palliative care visionary Dr. Betty Ferrell to speak at annual summit

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is honored to announce Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN, will be the closing speaker at our 9th annual palliative care summit in Sacramento, CA, on March 13-14, 2017. Dr. Ferrell will deliver a vision for how a “community of caring” transcends the needs of all patients […]